finally started restoring the csl

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  1. readie

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    some before pictures with the engine out....
    I am bound to need some help from all on here as I move forward.
     

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    Rock on! You're at the fun stage now! Good luck and ask away- lots of folks know the CSL's here-

    It looks really cool,

    Peter
     
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    not very good pictures

    both from a quality of photo perspective and a rust perspective !!

    the car was media blasted a couple of weeks ago so will see the real damage at the weekend.

    good job W&N have a body sale on !!!
     

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    so you pulled the motor first, i need an engine hoist to begin mine
     
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    I am having trouble loading pictures, but car is media blasted and have bought loads of panels from w&n......
     
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    finally have managed to add some photos....oh dear
     

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    So far so good ".....
     
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    great looking body
    youll save a bunch of cash and heartache.
    lookin forward towatching the build.
     
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    oh dear, the current state of play.....!!!
     
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    Is it me, or is there an epic number of fender-off major restorations happening all at once?
     
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    last week.... am going to see this weekend so will upload more next week.
     

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    rear parcel shelf speaker holes welded and seam around wheel arch on back seat support fully welded for strength...
     
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    went to see progress at the weekend. I now have a back end...
     

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    its been a while sine an update but here we are....

    am aiming to get back for may and looks promising...
     

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    Looking good ... great work ... keep us up dated !!!
     
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    You doing this work or a restoration garage ??
     
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    sadly I am not competent to do the sort of work required.

    I had the main strip down and welding work done at a local firm who specialise in VW's called Kent Volkswagen They restore Karman Ghias so the body set up was not totally alien. Personally I thought that they did a fantastic job although the remit from me was not to do it in a rush which meant that hours wise they put in a lot, but they gave me a cracking hourly rate (in actual fact I simply paid the wages of the welder over the course of a period of time)

    Now the 'important' stuff like finishing off, spray job and putting back together is being done at the Jaymic workshop. Who, I am pleased to say, agreed that most of the work from Kent VW was good but understandably there were a few areas not quite right as they didnt know the intricacies of the e9 so they had to do a little bit of re-work. Now they are at the stage where it could be painted in the coming month (subject to cash...!!!)
     
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    The E9 is in great hands at Jaymic!!!
     
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    current body, possible spray by mid may...
    engine rebuild …

    quick question - should I upgrade the ARB's (or sway bars as they are in USA)
     

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